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Does VZW block apps on the market?
Sergey
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For example, I can't locate SPB Shell 3D on the market. If I go to this app from dev site by direct link I don't see Install button. I have purchased this app some time back even. Does somebody knows it is true? If yes then it is ridiculous. How dare VZW is to prevent me from using what I have paid for. :smileymad:

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Re: Does VZW block apps on the market?????
Sergey
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Looks like I have figured out what's wrong. Actually nothing is wrong and VZW has nothing to do with it. The market itself blocks apps which are not 2.3.4 ready yet.

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budone
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There are apps I have that simply are no longer available.
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Sergey
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Looks like I have figured out what's wrong. Actually nothing is wrong and VZW has nothing to do with it. The market itself blocks apps which are not 2.3.4 ready yet.

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Jax_Omen
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Sounds like you figured out your problem, but to answer the question in the title, they *claim* they don't block any apps, but they definitely block tethering apps from the android market. Kinda silly since they have no way to block you sideloading them, but hey >_>
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Ann154
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Sergey wrote:

Looks like I have figured out what's wrong. Actually nothing is wrong and VZW has nothing to do with it. The market itself blocks apps which are not 2.3.4 ready yet.


It might be more the developer has restricted which phones are compatible.  When you look at the SPB Shell 3D on the web version of the Android Market, it clearly states it is for Android 2.1 to 2.3.3.  

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Sergey
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Ann154 wrote:

It might be more the developer has restricted which phones are compatible.  When you look at the SPB Shell 3D on the web version of the Android Market, it clearly states it is for Android 2.1 to 2.3.3.  


I guess it is not just 2.3.4. Actually I don't understand what it is. May be 3D capabilities.

The SPB Shell 3D release history says

 

Version 1.2.1 (Aug 04, 2011):

Stability improvements

Fix Gallery for Motorola Atrix (2.3.4)

Other fixes


So it is compatible with 2.3.4. On my son's Atrix 2.3.4 I can see this app in the market. But not on my Droid 3. Mystery.

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Wildman
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Sergey wrote:

Looks like I have figured out what's wrong. Actually nothing is wrong and VZW has nothing to do with it. The market itself blocks apps which are not 2.3.4 ready yet.


Strange because I used it on 2.3.4 but I restored mine from MyBackup and it seemed to function fine..  SPB will get it updated soon Im sure..

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